HoopsHype Chase Budinger rumors


April 13, 2015 Updates

Jon Krawczynski: Sprained left ankle for Budinger. That's a relief for him after all those knee issues. Twitter @APkrawczynski

April 7, 2015 Updates

The Timberwolves sought out trading partners for two veteran shooting guards, Chase Budinger and Kevin Martin. Sources have said, though, that a deal for one or both of those players will be much more likely this summer, with Budinger’s contract down to one year at $5 million and Martin’s to two years for $14.4 million. Saunders likes Martin and won’t give him away, but Minnesota is not expecting big returns for either player, should a move come about. Sporting News

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The Timberwolves have been trying to accommodate Budinger, shopping him around the league. But the team has been unable to find any takers as we head into the final weeks before the NBA’s trading deadline, largely because of Budinger’s player option for next season. Sporting News

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Darren Wolfson: Led to think GR-III will earn his way onto #Twolves. Keep hearing that JJ is playing well. Detroit prob. the team to watch on Chase B front. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

I still think the Budinger move is most likely just because of the four options, he's the most expendable if the Wolves can find a willing team. The Wolves probably keep Robinson because of his potential and cost efficiency. They probably keep Hummel just because, as was shown Sunday in Tulsa, they'll need him as a third power forward if Thad Young or Anthony Bennett gets hurt. When Bennett's knee proved too sore, Hummel played 19 minutes Sunday and played well. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

October 19, 2014 Updates

While he does, Yahoo! Sports last week reported the Wolves are trying to trade Budinger. Its report named Houston and Detroit while a Sporting News report added Portland as well. Saunders adamantly denied he is “shopping” Budinger. “I don’t really listen to rumors at all,” Budinger said, laughing. “I’ve been around. They’re rumors.” The Wolves have 16 players on their roster with guaranteed or partially guaranteed contracts and must get down to 15 men by opening night. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

October 17, 2014 Updates

Jonathan Feigen: Rockets have zero interest in his contract. RT @liuSamPark: @Jonathan Feigen rumor about Chasebudinger's back, need confirm pls Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

With the Pistons without Jodie Meeks for the first six weeks of the season, they've reportedly inquired with Minnesota Timberwolves about swingman Chase Budinger. A league source confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report about the Pistons having interest in Budinger, a 6-foot-7 forward who appears caught in a numbers game at small forward. Nothing appears to be imminent, but it looks like the Pistons are at least kicking the tires on Budinger before the season begins. Detroit News

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